Antonia Juhasz

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Antonia Juhasz
Antonia Juhasz in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
Occupation Energy analyst, author, journalist and activist
Known for Oil industry investigations

Antonia Juhasz is an American oil and energy analyst, author, journalist[1] and activist.[2][3][4][5] She is the author of three books: Black Tide (2011), The Tyranny of Oil (2008), and The Bush Agenda (2006). Juhasz is a reporter and Investigative Journalism Fellow at the Investigative Reporting Program of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California.[6] She is a reporter with the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.[7] Juhasz is an associate fellow with the Institute for Policy Studies and a senior policy analyst for Foreign Policy In Focus. She is on the national advisory committee of Iraq Veterans Against the War and on the board of directors of Coffee Strong.


Juhasz's work has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Miami Herald, San Francisco Chronicle, Petroleum Review Magazine, In These Times, Washington Post, Cambridge University Review of International Relations Journal, Roll Call, The Daily Mirror (Zimbabwe), The Star (Johannesburg), Multinational Monitor, Tikkun, LeftTurn, AlterNet, The Huffington Post, and

Juhasz regularly provides media commentary. She was featured in the CNBC documentary The Hunt for Black Gold, and has appeared in shows including MSNBC, BBC TV and radio, Kudlow & Company, The Business Hour with Neil P. Cavuto, Hannity & Colmes, C-Span’s Book TV and Washington Journal, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, The Diane Rehm Show, Talk of the Nation, To the Point, Marketplace, Bloomberg Radio News, Democracy Now!, Air America, and Pacifica radio, among many others.[8]

Juhasz is a reporter and Investigative Journalism Fellow at the Investigative Reporting Program,[9] a working newsroom within the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. Juhasz is also a reporter with the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.[10]


Juhasz is the author of three books. Her 2011 book, Black Tide: the Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill examined the human impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. It was praised by Ms., which called it "masterfully reported,"[11] and Mother Jones, which said the writing was "both engaging and informative."[12]

Juhasz's The Tyranny of Oil: the World's Most Powerful Industry and What We Must Do To Stop It (HarperCollins 2008) received the 2009 San Francisco Library Laureate Award. USA Today wrote, Juhasz "reminds us that those who don't learn the lessons of history are fated to repeat its mistakes."[13] Kirkus Reviews finds it a "timely, blistering critique... white-hot... Explosive fuel for the raging debate on oil prices."[14]

Juhasz wrote The Bush Agenda: Invading the World One Economy at a Time in 2006. The Georgia Straight of Canada said it was "One of the crispest, most insightful books yet to expose the Bush regime."[15]

Juhasz is the lead author and editor of the 2010 edition of The True Cost of Chevron: An Alternative Annual Report], for which she received a 2010 Project Censored Award.[16] She was also lead author and editor of the 2009 edition and is co-editor of the 2011 edition.


Juhasz worked as a legislative assistant in Washington, DC, for two U.S. members of Congress: John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD).

Juhasz provided testimony at the Iraq Veterans Against the War—Winter Soldier: Iraq & Afghanistan in Silver Spring, Maryland in March 2008; at the Citizens Hearing on the Legality of U.S. Actions in Iraq in support of Lt. Ehren Watada in Tacoma, Washington, in January 2007; and to the New York Session of the World Tribunal on Iraq in May 2004.

Juhasz was the project director of the International Forum on Globalization.[17] In 1999 she worked to inform the public about the World Trade Organization, an effort which helped build activism culminating in the 1999 Seattle WTO protests.[18]

Juhasz has taught at the New College of California in the Activism and Social Change Masters Program and as a guest lecturer on U.S. Foreign Policy at the McMaster University Labour Studies Program in a unique educational program with the Canadian Automobile Workers Union.


Juhasz earned her Undergraduate degree in Public Policy at Brown University.[19] She then earned her M.A. degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University.[19]

Select current or past positions held[edit]


  • 2009 San Francisco Library Laureate, honoring the best in Bay Area literature. To be awarded by the Friends of the San Francisco Library on April 17, 2009.[22]
  • Women Peacemakers Honor Roll, “For women who have made a unique and lasting contribution to work for peace and justice in the world.” Awarded by Peace Action, July 30, 2007.
  • The Sentinel, “For those who have engaged in a lifelong activism.” Awarded by the Nevada Alliance for Workers Rights, October 25, 2004.
  • Project Censored, Top 25 in 2005, for "Ambitions of Empire: The Radical Reconstruction of Iraq's Economy".[23]


Publications carrying her work have included the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times,[24] Democracy Now!,[25] NPR, and Cambridge University International Relations Journal.[1] She wrote "Global Uprising: The Web of Resistance" for the 2007 book A Game as Old as Empire, and was the object of a Terry Gross interview[26] about The Tyranny of Oil.[27][28][29][30][31]

On 26 May 2010, Antonia Juhasz was removed from the Chevron Corporation shareholders' meeting in Houston and then arrested outside the meeting venue.[2][32][33][34] According to people at the meeting, this happened after Juhasz blasted Chevron's environmental record and then together with a few other activists in several minutes chanted "Chevron lies".[34][35] According to Juhasz, she was charged with criminal trespass and disrupting a meeting, and was incarcerated for a twenty-four-hour period. She said she was grabbed by the police and the private security after she referred to representatives travelled to the meeting from regions where Chevron has its operations by saying, "These are the people who are here to tell you about your corporation and its operations."[32]

Select publications[edit]


  • Black Tide: the Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill (Wiley, 2011) ISBN 0-470-94337-8
  • The Tyranny of Oil: The World's Most Powerful Industry—and What We Must Do to Stop It. (HarperCollins, 2008) ISBN 0-06-143450-7<
  • The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time. (HarperCollins, 2006) ISBN 0-06-087878-9
  • Contributing author to A Game As Old As Empire: The Secret World of Economic Hit Men and the Web of Global Corruption. (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2007)
  • Contributing author to Paradigm Wars: Indigenous Peoples' Resistance to Globalization, Jerry Mander and Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, editors (Sierra Club Books, 2006).
  • Contributing author to Alternatives to Economic Globalization: A Better World is Possible, 2nd Ed. (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2004)

Conference paper[edit]

  • “Deepwater Drilling: the Aftermath,” Presented at the International Student Energy Summit, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, June 9, 2011.


  1. ^ “Big Oil and Energy Traders Manipulating Consumers” | Accuracy.Org
  2. ^ a b Letzing, John (29 September 2010). "Activist Faces Charges in Chevron Meeting Outburst". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Protesters Disrupt BP's First Shareholder Meeting Since Oil Spill". Environment News Service. 14 April 2011. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "'Big Oil' Topic of Public Affairs Forum Meeting". Alameda Sun. 4 January 2008. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Antonia Juhasz: 'Tyranny of Oil' Is A Grave Threat". NPR. 7 October 2008. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  6. ^ Investigative Reporting Curriculum, University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, May 22, 2013
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  22. ^ 2009 San Francisco Library Laureate,
  23. ^ Project Censored Award,
  24. ^ "It's Still about Oil"
  25. ^ Democracy Now
  26. ^ Interview on Fresh Air, Oct. 7, 2008]
  27. ^ HarperCollins profile
  28. ^ Foreign Policy in Focus
  29. ^ The Tyranny of Oil
  30. ^ Link to recording of Antonia Juhasz talking about The Tyranny of Oil at Davis, CA
  31. ^ VIDEO: The Tyranny of Oil, talk by Antonia Juhasz at Powell's Books in Portland, Oregon, on October 27, 2008, from her recent book tour.
  32. ^ a b "Chevron Has 5 Activists Arrested and Bars Entry to Global Victims of Its Practices at Annual Shareholders' Meeting". Democracy Now!. 28 May 2010. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  33. ^ Juhasz, Antonia (28 September 2010). "Chevron Throws Book at Shareholder Activist (Me)". Huffington Post. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  34. ^ a b Letzing, John (28 September 2010). "Chevron shareholder activist faces jail time". MarketWatch. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  35. ^ Reddall, Braden (26 May 2010). "Chevron CEO says industry to learn from BP leak". Reuters. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 

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